CityBeat - City Desk http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-238-1-city_desk.html <![CDATA[Debate Over Central Parkway Bike Lane Continues - ]]>

A handful of business owners along Central Parkway have taken exception to a progressive piece of cycling infrastructure the city is considering adding along Central Parkway between downtown and Clifton. 

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<![CDATA[Ohio Ranks Poorly in Transparency Study - ]]>

Ohio scored fifth-worst in a nationwide government transparency survey conducted by a national consumer group focused on investigating and advocating for American citizens against powerful interest groups.

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<![CDATA[Federal Judge to Rule Ohio’s Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional - ]]>

A federal judge in Cincinnati last week announced plans to overturn Ohio’s ban on same-sex marriage.

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<![CDATA[Cincinnati Named One of Six GOP National Convention Site Finalists - ]]>

Cincinnati was recently named to a shortlist of potential 2016 Republican National Convention host cities, and a coalition of local politicians and business leaders held a press conference on City Hall’s front steps on April 2 to praise the city’s recent progress and its potential to host such an influential — and economically impactful — event.

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<![CDATA[OTR Foundation to Host Property Rehabilitation Series - OTR, rehab, workshop, OTR Foundation]]>

The Over-the-Rhine Foundation will host a series of upcoming workshops aimed at educating people interested in downtown living on how to rehabilitate properties.

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<![CDATA[Lt. Governor Candidate Blasts Kasich’s Tax Cut Proposal - ]]> Lt. Governor-candidate Sharen Neuhardt held a press conference on the City Hall front steps March 18 to lament a tax cut proposed by Gov. John Kasich, claiming it furthers his agenda to help Ohio’s top 1 percent.
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<![CDATA[Health Insurance Deadline Approaching - ]]> Enroll America, a nonprofit designed to help citizens who are uninsured wade through the insurance process, stopped by Cincinnati on March 17 during a four-city Ohio tour meant to educate citizens on their health insurance options ahead of a March 31 deadline to sign up for coverage.]]> <![CDATA[Colerain Oil Pipe Back in Operation as Cleanup Continues - ]]>

 A pipeline that burst in a Colerain nature preserve last week spilling thousands of gallons of oil is back in operation after crews repaired a 5-inch-long crack in the bottom of the pipe.

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<![CDATA[GOP Approves Election Changes - ]]>

Republican state officials on Feb. 21 signed off on various controversial election measures.

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<![CDATA[Ohio Moving Left on Social Issues - ]]>

Ohioans are moving left on marijuana and same-sex marriage, according to a poll released Feb. 24 by Quinnipiac University.

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<![CDATA[Income Inequality Rises in Ohio - ]]>

Income inequality vastly grew in Ohio and other states between 1979 and 2011, but Ohio actually fared better than most other states.

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<![CDATA[Commons at Alaska Leaders to Meet with Avondale Residents - ]]>

The group heading a supportive housing project in Avondale announced Feb. 14 that it will initiate monthly “good neighbor” meetings to address concerns about the facility.

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<![CDATA[Report: Kasich’s Tax Proposal Favors Wealthy - ]]>

Gov. John Kasich’s income tax proposal would excessively favor Ohio’s wealthiest, an analysis from Policy Matters Ohio and the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy found.

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<![CDATA[Obamacare Enrollment Improves - ]]>

The federal government reported slightly better numbers in January for Obamacare’s once-troubled online marketplaces, but Ohio and the nation still fall far short of key demographic goals.

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<![CDATA[Cranley Talks Long-Term Unemployment at White House - ]]>

Mayor John Cranley plans to address the city’s long-term unemployment problems with a set of new initiatives, some of which could get support from the White House.

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<![CDATA[City Plans to Add More Cops - ]]> City officials announced an initiative that promises to put more cops on the streets, focus on “hot spots” of crime, restart the gang unit and do more to reach out to youth.
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<![CDATA[Early Voting Could Move From Downtown to Suburbs - ]]>

The Hamilton County Board of Elections on Jan. 27 split along party lines over whether the board should move its offices and early voting from downtown to Mount Airy.

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<![CDATA[Ohio House Moves to Allow Armed Teachers in Schools - ]]>

The Republican-controlled Ohio House on Jan. 22 approved a bill that would allow school boards to designate some school employees to carry concealed firearms.

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<![CDATA[Report: Reading Proficiency Falls With Income - ]]>

Ohio’s lower-income fourth-graders were much more likely than higher-income fourth-graders to fall below reading proficiency standards in 2013.

 

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<![CDATA[ACLU: Stop the Death Penalty - ]]> The ACLU asked Gov. John Kasich to halt the use of the death penalty, following the botched execution of convicted killer Dennis McGuire that reportedly lasted 26 minutes.]]>